Here’s a look at this week’s hottest culinary events:
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Galveston Restaurant Week
The island’s beloved tradition of Galveston Restaurant Week returns, through Sunday, February 13, and features discounted prix-fixe menus at dozens of the island’s best restaurants. This year’s lineup includes hot spots like BLVD Seafood, Hubcap Grill, Little Daddy’s Gumbo Bar, Mosquito Cafe, Shrimp ‘N Stuff, Trattoria La Vigna and more; and restaurants will collect charitable donations (varies by participating restaurant) to distribute to local community groups Galveston Urban Ministries, Access Care of Coastal Texas and St. Vincent’s House.
Valentine’s Day Special at 8th Wonder Distillery
8th Wonder Distillery, 2201 Dallas, will raise its glass on Valentine’s Day by giving away bottles of its
8x Distilled Vodka for $18 each until Valentine’s Day. Cocktail sachets for two will also be available.
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Throughout February, Orleans Seafood Kitchen, 20940 Katy Freeway, will be celebrating Mardi Gras every Tuesday until the big day on Tuesday, March 1. Customers can take advantage of happy hour prizes all day and buy 4 pounds of crawfish to win one. free, available on site and to take away.
Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe celebrates Mardi Gras all month, offering popcorn shrimp, rat toes, blood sausage balls, and fried pickles for $6 each every Tuesday, plus $6 hurricanes and margins .
Valentine’s Day Weekend Dine-In and Take-Out
Several Houston restaurants and bars are ready to up your romantic game, offering an array of gourmet bites this Valentine’s Day weekend. Check out our Valentine’s Day Dine-In and Takeout guides to make your plans.
Saturday February 12
Saint Arnold White Oak Pub Crawl
Saint Arnold the cult-favorite pub crawl will hit bars along White Oak from 2-6 p.m. Crawlers can pick up their punch cards at any of five stops – BB’s Tex-Orleans, Bobcat Teddy’s Icehouse, Christian’s Tailgate, Little Woodrow’s and public house – between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. before heading to the final stop, Onion Creek Cafefor the afterparty at 6 p.m. Those who complete the crawl will win a coveted Saint Arnold pint glass, and as always, designated drivers are both eligible for the prize and encouraged to attend.
Houston Oaks Wine & Food Classic at Houston Oaks Clubs
The third annual Houston Oaks Wine & Food Classic takes place at Clubs at Houston Oaks, 22602 Hegar, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (noon for VIPs). Guests can expect a host of fine wines, including ready-to-drink bottles and collectibles, as well as bites from Chef Nick Zaputil and the Houston Oaks Culinary Team, a new VIP experience, educational wine seminars and cooking demonstrations, live music and more. Tickets start at $200 for members ($250 for guests).
Mingle with unique wineries at Revival Market
From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., guests can feast on tasty wines and snacks at the Mingle With The Single Vineyards Tasting at renaissance market, 550 heights. The event will feature a selection of premium wines from Single Vineyards, paired with bites from Revival Market Kitchen for $85 per person.
Cook the harvest at Hope Farms
Farms of Hope, 10401 Scott, and Chef Carlos Meltzer will host a special In Love with Pasta cooking class beginning at 12:30 p.m. Guests will learn the basics of rolling fresh pasta dough as well as tips for cutting and storing noodles , the basics for making seasonal pesto. and how to prepare ravioli. The cost is $79/seat.
The 8th Wonder Follies: Valentine’s Day Romance at the 8th Wonder Brewery & Distillery
The distillery will host The 8th Wonder Follies: Valentine’s Romance boozy burlesque at 11 p.m. this Saturday, featuring performances by Valentina J’adore and friends. The event is open to adults 21 and older for $35 (there will be a minimum of two drinks per guest, non-alcoholic beverages included).
Sunday February 13
Valentine’s Day Brunch Pairing at Camerata
Camerata and 1751 Sea & Bar team up for a special Camerata brunch at Paulie’s, 1830 Westheimer, featuring four courses from chef JD Woodward and wine pairings (or soft drink pairings) hosted by Camerata manager and sommelier Elyse Wilson. Check out dishes like gin-washed gravlax with crème fraîche and smoked trout roe and scallop faux-benedict made with johnny cake, pancetta and brown butter hollandaise sauce. Seating (limited) is at 1 and 3 p.m. and the cost is $65 per person plus tax and tip for four courses with wine pairings or $50 per person plus tax and tip for four courses with soft drink pairings.
Omakase Menu at East Side King
The new East Side King outpost in POST Houston401 Franklin, has launched an omakase menu to provide a casual, chef-curated sushi experience for $49, featuring a dozen pieces of sushi with offerings like bull (bluefin tuna belly), Hiramasa (amberjack), nama hotate (dayboat scallop) and nasu (eggplant miso). For $15, diners can also receive a serving of Santa Barbara Uni, and an additional $25 gets you seven grams of caviar. Seating for the omakase experience (45 minutes) will be available along the sushi counter at bar level. First come, first served Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Astrology Series at Sprinkles
To kick off 2022, Sprinkles has teamed up with astrology app Sanctuary for a cosmic cupcake collaboration. Throughout the year, Sprinkles will unveil a new cupcake for each zodiac sign, with Sanctuary as the expert astrology guide; kicking things off with the Aquarius Cupcake, a caramel cupcake filled with miso caramel and finished with cream cheese frosting. Cupcakes will be available for a limited time at each bakery for local delivery and pickup.
Winter Olympics Specials
From February 4-20, Bar Louie fans can cheer on their favorite athletes and receive $5, $10 or $15 off their next order when they spend $45 or more. Offer valid at the bar, online and via the Bar Louie app (food purchase required).
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit offers reward members a free sandwich each day the United States wins gold. The code will be valid for a chicken, turkey, Polish kielbasa or pulled pork sandwich.
Locals can feed their Olympic crews with Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux’s Tailgate To-Geaux platter, serving up to eight people and including wings, cheeseburger sliders, queso and blood sausage balls. Find the special under “Starters” when ordering online or in the Walk-On app.